At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. Anne's a dreamer with an unusual point of view, far removed from Marilla's pragmatic ways, and it's only on trial that Marilla agrees to keep Anne...if Anne can keep out of trouble, only Anne has a positive genius for it. As Anne falls into a series of scrapes (and off a roof), makes a bosom friend, searches (and finds) several kindred spirits, Matthew and Marilla discover that their lives have become a great deal richer, now that Anne is at Green Gables. Written by
Did You Know?
The scene in the kitchen in which Anne tells Marilla she will apologize to Mrs. Lynde was shot with a body double for Richard Farnsworth
as his schedule could not permit him to be there. All close-up shots were filmed later. See more
When Miss Stacy is first introducing herself to the class, Anne takes out a pencil. We can see that the pencil has a modern metal tip with an eraser at the end. See more
[while Anne is taking to Diana, Marilla and Mrs. Barry
I saw you fawning over Anne Shirley.
Well, you sure couldn't get up there and give a recital like that.
I could be up there on stage.
Well, I'd like to see that sometime, Josie Pye.
Version of Anne of Green Gables
Written by Johann Strauss
Played at ball and heard on phonograph See more